Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve

Do you enjoy hiking in the woods or just sitting back learning about nature in a presentation? The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve and Nature Center offers both of these. This first-class discovery and nature center is an outreach program of the School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences and is open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset. The Kreher Preserve offers interesting environmental education programs throughout the year for all ages and it serves as the outdoor classroom for the university and area schools. With more than five miles of well-groomed trails, visitors can enjoy a leisurely walk or vigorous hike to the pond, butterfly garden, reptile rest or the waterfall. Families will enjoy the unique and shaded Nature Playground with a human-size eagle's nest and beavers lodge.

The preserve will present its fall 2013 "AUsome Amphibians and Reptiles" program on Fridays at 4:30 p.m. before the Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Western Carolina football games. Enjoy a hands-on, entertaining one-hour program for all ages.

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Jennifer Lolley, Administrator
Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve
2222 North College Street
Auburn, AL 36830
Preserve Office (334) 502-4553: Cell (334) 707-6512


The Louise Kreher Forest Ecology Preserve is located at 2222 N. College St. (Alabama Highway 147) near U.S. Highway 280 and the Auburn University Fisheries building and ponds.

  • Coming from the City of Auburn, you will drive north on College Street about three miles. Once you pass the fish ponds on the left, the Kreher Preserve entrance will be on your right.
  • Coming from U.S. Highway 280, turn south onto Alabama Highway 147. After you go past Lee County Road 72, you will see Farmville Cemetery. The Kreher Preserve is the third entrance on the left past the cemetery.
  • The preserve also has a north entrance and parking lot on Lee County Road 72 across from the city water tower. This entrance is only open for special requests and programs.

Last Updated: December 1, 2015